Ms. Gilkey is a successful attorney serving the needs of her clients in the areas of Estate Planning, Business, and Real Estate Law. She has proven her legal acumen, business savvy and leadership skills as both a solo practitioner and in group practice.
Prior to private practice, she also served as a law clerk for both the Ingham County Friend of the Court and Michigan Supreme Court, Judicial Institute.
Engage in numerous real estate transactions and closings in excess of $20 million. Sole attorney responsible for closing several golf course sales. Pivotal member of the legal team that closed the largest historical rehabilitation project in Lansing, MI (restoration of the Lansing Board of Water and Light Power Plant) that enabled a historical building to become the site of the new world headquarters for the Accident Fund Insurance Company of America. Negotiated and drafted ground and existing structure leases.
Knowledgeable in business formation and corporate succession planning. Draft quit claim deeds, warranty deeds, land contracts, residential and commercial condominium documents, corporate by-laws, operating agreements, articles of organization, articles of incorporation, residential and commercial leases, employment manuals, buy-sell agreements, letters of intent, State of Michigan trademark applications, represent employers at administrative law hearings and draft purchase agreements.
Draft joint trusts, wills, living wills, family trusts and power of attorney documents. Also obtained court appointed Guardians and Conservators for incapacitated individuals.